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Medication errors make up about one-fourth of all medical malpractice cases. The most common type of medication error is the administration of the wrong dosage, but there are several types of medications errors that can occur. Many times, nurses hold the responsibility for a medication error. Consequently, nurses are the most common healthcare professionals in medical malpractice lawsuits involving medication errors, along with their prescribing physicians or hospitals.

If you have suffered an injury due to a medication error, contact us for a risk-free consultation (see bottom of article for link). Our New York medical malpractice lawyers will evaluate your claim to determine whether you have a case that could be eligible to collect financial compensation from the healthcare entity responsible for your injuries. The lawyers at Raiser & Kenniff, PC, can help you get the compensation you deserve due to medication errors.

New York’s Types of Medication Errors Commonly Suffered By Patients

Most medication errors in New York trace back to inadequate training of healthcare professionals who prescribe, prepare or administer drugs. To prevent medication errors, there needs to be changes and improvements in training and error prevention programs. In the meantime, there are thousands of patients suffering from injuries caused by medication errors that could have been prevented:

Wrong Dosage: An administering nurse, prescribing physician, or pharmacist labeling the drug call all be a possibility involved in an overdose or underdose of a prescription drug. The most common medications involved in dosage errors include the following: steroids, antibiotics, blood thinners, heart medications, and cancer treatment drugs. Many prescription medications do not clearly state a safe dosing for infants and children, therefore making babies and young children particularly at high risk for overdose. But people of any age can become victim of a medication error injury due to a wrong dosage.

Incorrect Drug: Doctors, nurses, or pharmacists can be at fault when a patient takes an incorrect prescription drug. For example, a nurse at a hospital may administer the medicine intended for a patient in a certain room, but give it to a different patient in another room. Another example is when a pharmacist misreads a doctor’s prescription information, which leads to the pharmacist giving the patient the wrong medicine. An incorrect drug that has been administered by a nurse, prescribed by a doctor, or dispensed by a pharmacist can cause serious complications or injuries to patients that fall victim to the medication error.

Allergic Reaction: Sometimes a healthcare professional gives a patient a medication that causes an allergic reaction. Often times, it is caused by cross-reactivity. Medications that are cross-reactive are ones that have a similar chemical make-up. Giving a patient a medication from a group of cross-reactive drugs, to which a patient is allergic, may be considered negligent in the standpoint of New York medical malpractice law.

Drug Interactions: It is a healthcare professional’s duty to make sure a prescription medication does not interact with the effect of other drugs a patient is taking. It is not a patient’s fault if the healthcare professional has already been notified of medications taken by the patient or if the patient lists medications currently being taken. The following are examples of some of the medication combinations that can cause a potentially serious or fatal drug interaction:

  • blood pressure medicine with NSAID drugs
  • cholesterol drugs with oral anti-fungals
  • blood thinners with antibiotics or anti-seizure drugs
  • SSRIs with triptan drugs
  • warfarin with simvastatin
  • alcohol with many prescription and over-the-counter medications

Drug Side Effects: Every prescription drug has a list of all possible side effects. It’s a physician’s duty to warn the patient of any potential side effect of a drug. There are also some cases in which it is necessary for a doctor to administer tests to monitor for side effects. A patient may not even be aware that an injury is occurring until it has turned into a serious situation. If an injury resulted from a doctor’s failure to inform the patient of side effects, or to monitor the patient when necessary, then this could be a lawsuit according to New York’s medical malpractice law.

There are many types of medication errors that can lead to serious complications and are grounds for legal action. Sometimes there needs to be an investigation done to determine the root of the cause, such as from an error in the education within a healthcare system, the manufacturing or distribution of a healthcare product, or the practice of a healthcare professional.

There are so many possibilities that can be involved in a medication error case. The many intricate details can be sorted out during a legal process by a medication error lawyer, so the root of the error can be properly determined. A lawyer can help asses the following situations that can be involved in a medication error:

  • Prescribing the wrong medication to a patient.
  • Improper dosage of the medication that was prescibed to the patient.
  • Unsafe administration of medication to the patient.
  • Failure to recognize potential negative interactions with other medications being taken by the patient.
  • Failure to learn about pre-existing health problems that could be negatively impacted by a medication used by the patient.
  • Failure to inform the patient of the potential risks assocated with using a medication that was prescribed.

Healthcare professionals such as nurses, doctors, surgeons, and pharmacists have an important job to take care of patients. They have many responsibilities; one is making sure every patient receives the correct type of medication with the correct dosage. If a healthcare professional does not do his/her job correctly, the patient can innocently suffer the consequences. Many of the medication error cases are due to negligence of a healthcare worker. They need to be held accountable for damages caused by patients, and our firm has been proved to do just that.

Medication Error Lawsuits in New York

Nurses, doctors, surgeons, and pharmacists go through several years of extensive education and professional training to ensure the proper care of patients, but there are still many cases in which an error is made. Because human error can occur, pharmacies have created computer systems that alert staff of potentially dangerous drug interactions. Also, hospitals have come up with procedures that ensure patients receive the correct drug and proper dosing. Healthcare professionals seemingly have no legal excuse when a patient is harmed due to a medication error.

Over one million patients are injured each year in the United States alone as the result of a medication error. Given this alarming statistic, it is no wonder that medication errors have become an increasing source of the medical malpractice claims that are now frequently made in states throughout the country, including New York. In fact, this is a large reason for the invested interest that our New York personal injury lawyers have taken in the matter. At Raiser & Kenniff, PC, we refuse to sit on the sidelines as millions continue to suffer from the negligence and irresponsibility of a healthcare professional. Therefore, we are proud to offer our legal services to patients are suffering due to a medication error.

Why You Should Choose Us For Your Medication Error Case

When prescribed and issued correctly, medication can make a positive difference in the life a patient who could otherwise be suffering from injury, illness, or disease. Unfortunately, it can be quite the opposite when a medication is issued incorrectly.

If you’ve suffered from the adverse side effects brought on by a medication that was prescribed to you, our firm can investigate all of the factors involved in your case. The healthcare professionals involved in your medication error need to be found liable. You deserve compensation for any injury caused by a medication error, and we are experienced lawyers that have a proven track record in winning against big-name companies.

When a healthcare professional commits a medication error and a patient suffers an injury as a result, a medical malpractice lawsuit can be filed. If a medication error caused you harm, we will identify the responsible parties and take action so they will be held accountable for their negligence. Successful New York medical malpractice lawsuits filed by Raiser & Kenniff, PC, can award the injured patient with compensation for lost wages, medical bills, or pain and suffering which results from the medication error.

To find out if you can hold another party accountable for your injuries caused by an error in a prescription drug, fill out our free consultation form or call us to speak with our medication error lawyers in New York. We have nationally recognized legal commentators and combined 30 years experience!

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